Dragan is one of Lazarevic's toughest soldiers. He wears ceramic body armor which includes full body bullet resistant vest covered in ceramic bulletproof plating, a black kevlar ski mask, a helmet, and goggles (bullet resistant as well).
Dragan is the “Helmet Soldier”. He usually is armed with shotguns, M4's/M9's and FAL's/G-MAL's. He walks slowly while firing his weapon without mercy, persistantly chasing Drake and his allies. Dragan's main goal is to try and flank the player while Dragan's allies can attack. Dragan is very tough to defeat (He can survive a grenade). He is able to stop most hand-to-hand assaults and is able to take entire clips of lead.
- Chapter 5 - Urban Warfare
- Chapter 6 - Desperate Times
- Chapter 7 - They're Coming With Us
- Chapter 11 - Keep Moving
- Chapter 12 - A Train to Catch
- Chapter 14 - Tunnel Vision
- Chapter 15 - Train Wrecked
- Chapter 19 - Siege
- Chapter 20 - Cat and Mouse
- Chapter 22 - The Monastery
- Chapter 23 - Reunion
- Chapter 24 - The Road to Shambhala
- Chapter 25 - Broken Paradise
- Chapter 26 - Tree of Life
How To Defeat Dragan Edit
Because Dragan is fully armored, it is not a good idea at all to go in for a hand-to-hand kill. Dragan himself is very good at hand-to-hand fighting and can turn the tables on you in seconds. Not only that, but if he is carrying a Moss-12 or SAS-12, expect to be flying backwards. The best way to defeat Dragan is to stay as far away as possible. Look for a FAL (any other weapon is fine, but the FAL is easier, while the Dragon Sniper is easiest, as a single headshot is a kill) and fire at his helmet. This will cause it to shatter and reveal his unprotected forehead. From there, a few more bursts should kill him. Another, more "Nathan Drake" style tactic is to take a shotgun (either a Moss-12, SAS-12 or Pistole) and aim at his chest. When all his armor is removed, you are free to finish him off using hand-to-hand attacks. Another good way to defeat Dragan is to first hang off a ledge and wait for him to come to you. Once he is near you, you can just simply pull him down. It is also possible to break Dragan's neck by sneaking behind his back, while he's busy shooting at one of your teammates/guarding something/walking past you after spotting you without really knowing if it was you or just his imagination (he stops, seems a little curious and then walks slowly towards the place where he thinks he saw you (may occur more often with the standard "grey" soldiers).
- Dragan is available as a single-player skin. He can be purchased from the store for $5,000 after completing the game once.
- Dragan is also available as a multiplayer skin, and from the start, for free. A noticeable difference from his single-player and multiplayer costumes is that his chest armor is removed (the same goes for Zorskel).
- Dragan is available in Uncharted 3 multiplayer, as part of the Classic Skin DLC that was released. Noticable differences include that he is now wearing his chest armor and that his voice-overs were changed (his grunts were given to Talbot, and he now has an American accent).
- The Heavy Weapons Troops (GAU-19 soldiers) may be "Doughnut" versions of Dragan.
- When Dragan is impaled by a sharp tree branch at the beginning of Chapter 25 - Broken Paradise, Elena says "I couldn't sleep for days after I saw that last time." This is a reference to Uncharted: Drake's Fortune when she discovered one of Eddy's pirates impaled by a trap set up by the Descendants.
- In the Co-op multiplayer playlists, Dragan is one of the most frequent enemies, appearing dozens of times in a single match of Survival or Gold Rush. Also, while playing on the Crushing difficulty in Co-Op Objective games, most Dragans are replaced by Zorskels.
- Dragan's name may be a reference to Dragan Nikolić, a Serbian war criminal.
- Dragan's voice isn't present in Uncharted 3, despite other soldiers voices being recycled for the game.
- The unnamed armored pirates, agents, and soldiers in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception wear armor that is remarkably similar to the armor Dragan wears. However, they all wear different helmets; as Dragan wears a ski mask, goggles, and a helmet, U3 enemies wear ceramic welding masks and cloths.